Periodontal (Gum) Disease Treatment – Goodyear, AZ
Safeguarding Your Entire Smile
Are your gums red, swollen, tender, or do they bleed easily every time you clean your teeth? If so, then you may have early-stage periodontal (gum) disease, which is actually the most common oral health issue in the world. Left untreated, it can easily lead to tooth loss, but at Desert Vista Dental West, we know how to stop it in its tracks. To learn more about our gum treatments and schedule an appointment, contact us today.
Why Choose Desert Vista Dental West for Periodontal (Gum) Disease Treatment?
- Gum screenings at every appointment
- Deep cleanings eliminate infection at the source
- Antibiotic therapy prevents gum disease from coming back
Scaling & Root Planing
When caught early enough, gum disease can often be effectively treated using a special kind of dental cleaning called scaling and root planing. First, we’ll thoroughly remove any plaque and tartar buildup from around the gum line (scaling), and then we’ll gently reshape and smooth out the roots of the teeth (root planing). This will make plaque and bacteria less likely to gather around the gums in the future, protecting a patient from reinfection.
After a thorough periodontal cleaning, our team may choose to apply a topical antibiotic in order to eliminate any bacteria still hidden deep below the gum line. On the gums, this antibiotic will quickly dry and then slowly dissolve over the next few days, enabling the powerful medicine to reach and kill any leftover bacteria. After it has run its course, we’ll recommend that a patient come in to see us for routine dental cleanings every three to four months to ensure that the infection doesn’t come back.